Gunmen blaze away at snakes

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  1. moosenoose

    moosenoose Legendary

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    This was brought to my attention by Kpalmer.

    I'll be filling out one of these forms and sending it in, and would encourage anyone else who finds either killing native wildlife stranded in trees, or rednecks using shotguns in public to despatch these animals, offensive! The Queensland Department of Environment (not failing to mention the RSPCA) has a duty of care to protect native wildlife. It'd be nice if they knew people are watching this sort of thing and wish to have it acted on.

    This is the form: http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/register/p02087aa.doc

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  2. Dannyboi

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    Hey lets put them in tree's and shoot them!
     
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    I've got a shotgun we can use. Will fill that form in now.
     
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    I've sent mine in. Easy enough to fill the form out, then PDF it to your inbox then forward it to: csc@epa.qld.gov.au

    However you will naturally, and understandbly recieve the following message: Thank you for contacting the Department of Environment and Resource Management. Due to the floods and evacuations, this office is closed until further notice.
     
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    I've just fired off another letter to the EPA about this to see what had been done regarding my initial complaint dated on 14th Jan 2011 (as I've heard nothing). It just gets to me rope-able that these government bodies do absolutely nothing when it comes to reptiles...but down here (or anywhere for that matter) they go nuts with police, all forms of media, the RSPCA and every other authoritarian figure over a couple of kids stoning a black swan to death (as disgusting as that was too).
     
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    I can't bring myself to watch the footage,sorry.will something happen to these hillbillys?if they know who they are surely charges will be laid,like that makes any difference.
     
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    I'll get a response one way or another and post it back here. I won't hold my breath though, I've heard nothing from them so far.
     
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    After a long wait I received this. I'm wondering however, that if it was a Swan (like what happened here in Victoria with kids stoning a female Black Swan to death) if anything more would have happened if these animals had feathers instead of scales??? Anyway, the response is as follows:

     
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    A formal adult caution about discharging a firearm in a public place,?
    That should be immediate loss of license if nothing else. Gutless rubbish. Pretty sure if I went out the back right now, with one of the 3 rifles sitting beside me (going hunting on the long weekend...) and fired off a few shots I wouldn't get off so lightly.
     
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    Morons like that should never be allowed to breed, nor hold anything more offensive than a feather pillow.

    Who the heck gave them a gun license? They should be certified!!!!!!
     
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    So this means that I can come up to QLD with a shotgun, get in a boat, float down the river blowing away any and all animals I see like koalas, echidnas, maybe a platypus or two and due to the pressident set by these guys I can only expect to get a stern talking to by the police............I'm heading up, gun in hand........woohoo pardner, yeehaa.
    I'll bet I get the maximum punishment........
     
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    sue their asses and make them pay....by volunteering
     
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    They are doing alot of illegal things, one there shooting wildlife, two there shooting in a public place and three there shooting from a boat!!!!
    And to what end...to protect people i didnt see any people living in those trees....
     
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    Bez you forgot.....Killing a protected native.
     
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    Hi guys

    I am in Victoria so not familiar with the QLD departments but I do know that all Govt organisations have a regulatory body they must answer to. I am at work at the moment...sneeking a peek...Ill have a look over the weekend or tonight if Hubby doesnt whisk me off on a date and see what I can find.

    There is a right of reply we just need to find it...

    Regards

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    It will be interesting to see what happens here.
     
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    When I wrote the complaint I focused more on the firearm offense than the wildlife offense (even though I'm quite fond of guns). I thought out of anything they'd come down hard on the firearms breach. Sadly it appears they didn't. What the hell is an "adult caution" anyway? As opposed to a 'naughty little kid caution" I gather? :? I can't find the definition of it anywhere?

    Obviously just a smack on the wrist and another failed opportunistic moment to send a message regarding protected Aussie wildlife.....
     
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    This is something i really hate about our country. :(
     
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    its the whole mentaility behind killing the snakes,just because some of them are venomous
    if you think snakes are pests and vermin,you should go live in new zealand if its that bad
     
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    "The locals watching were saying it was a good opportunity to get rid of the snakes. They see them as pests, vermin and a threat to humans."

    No, they are indeed the pests/vermin that are a threat to wildlife.
     
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